Anya Monzikova Biography 1984-
Anya Monzikova was born into Communist Moscow of the USSR, but she and her mother relocated to Florida when she was almost 8 years old. There she enrolled in an ESL program, but struggled to learn English; frustration eventually led her to opt out of the class, but she returned to it six months later.
She graduated from Plantation High School in 2002, where she was involved in theater and cheerleading, and shortly thereafter left for Hollywood, packing her car with both her belongings and her dreams of becoming a model and actress.
On relocating to Los Angeles, Anya Monzikova’s striking good looks and amazing body landed her a job on a Trading Spaces-inspired pilot for kids, but after six months’ hard work, the show fell through. She attended college courses and did some theater work, all the while managing to pay the bills by landing lingerie modeling work with Trashy Lingerie, Dreamgirl and Faris, among others.
In 2006, she became a model on the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, and the following year, she was featured in a photo shoot for Stuff. Most recently she appeared in the November issue of Maxim in the UK.
Since arriving in Hollywood, Anya Monzikova has appeared in single episode guest spots on such shows such as Cane, Medium, CSI, CSI: Miami, and Knight Rider, to name a few.
She has a recurring spot as cohost on the HDNet television original show Get Out! as well, which, along with Lindsay Clubine (also a model on Deal or No Deal), has allowed her to travel to the likes of Belize and Mexico to see what those countries have to offer.
In addition to more episodes of Deal or No Deal and Get Out!, Anya Monzikova can be seen in 2009 in the thriller Playing with Fire (released in late December 2008) as well as the Bruce Willis/Ving Rhames thriller Surrogates, scheduled for release in the fall of 2009.